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Create A Social Message

There are two kinds of social messages that can be created with CoSchedule using the social message post creation box:


Create Standalone Social Messages

Working with standalone social messages are similar to those that are associated with blog posts. Because these messages are not associated with a blog post, each standalone social message has the option for draft and review status.

1. Click "+" on the day you want to schedule your social messages.

2. Select "Social Message."

The New Social Message box will open.

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3. Choose the social networks you wish to publish to.

Select one or more social networks from the drop-down menu. The networks you select will show in the box. You can remove a profile by clicking on the thumbnail picture.

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4. Choose what type of message you will send.

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Text Post: A text post will contain only text. You can manually paste a link into your text post if you would like.

When creating a text-only post, the Google+ network always grabs an image any time a link is included. If you include a link in your text post, an image from the link source will appear in Google+.

Image Post: If you choose an image post, you will need to upload an image. ClickScreen_Shot_2017-08-08_at_11_05_05_AM.pngto upload an image.

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You can remove the image and upload a different image by clicking the X on the mini image preview. ClickScreen_Shot_2017-08-08_at_11_05_05_AM.pngto upload additional images for Facebook and Twitter.

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Video Post: If you choose to schedule a Video message, you will need to upload a video. Click Brock_Test_Calendar_-_CoSchedule.png to upload a video.You can remove the video and upload a different video by clicking the "X" on the mini video preview.

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Link Post: Sharing a link using the link post method will provide a link preview on your social networks according to how they display them. Add a URL to the Permalink field.

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Google+ does not honor any custom graphics you might upload for any post with a link. If you include a link in your post, Google will allow you to select an image already on that page, but any custom graphic you might upload to replace the available images will not be published. Google+ will only take images that are found on the page you are sharing.

5. Preview your social message.

You can preview your created messages inside CoSchedule and see how they will look on each network. Simply choose which network you would like to preview from those listed. The only networks available to preview will be those that reflect the social accounts you have chosen.

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6. Choose when you want to publish your message.

You can select which date and time you would like your message to publish.

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You can select the status of your message: Publish, Draft, or Pending Review. You can also click on the Circle to choose a color label.

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7. Save your post.

After you have finished editing your social message, click Add Message to schedule it to your calendar.

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Social Messages Connected to Content

Create social messages connected to content. To add a Social Campaign to any piece of content, click Add Social Campaign.

1. Create the first message for the post.

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In the Social Campaign, social messages are now grouped based not the date they will be sent, adding clarity to your scheduling process. By default, the Social Campaign includes four key publishing times:

  • Same day as post – Let your audience know right when your blog post goes live.
  • Tomorrow – Build more traffic by sharing content the day after your post goes live.
  • Next Week – For blog content that is still relevant a week later.
  • Next Month – This option works particularly well for evergreen content that is always relevant.
  • Custom Date – Pick any date that you think is appropriate to post your content.

2. Create your messages.

Creating a social message with a blog post is very similar to creating standalone social messages described above, with just a few differences.

Image Post: If you choose to send your social message as an image post, CoSchedule will grab the images associated with the blog post. If you have more than one, you can arrow through and select the image you want. You can also upload a custom image if you would prefer. Please note that Google+ will not allow you to upload a custom image not already in the blog post.

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Link Post: CoSchedule automatically grabs the URL of your blog post and sends it with the message when it is published. You will not have to manually add a URL. We approximate the appearance of the URL in the preview of the message.

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If you do not wish to have an inline link in your social message, remove the {permalink} placeholder where you created your message.

 

3. Save your post.

After you have finished editing your social message, click Add Message to schedule it to your calendar.

4. Manage your messages.

You can see any messages, both published and scheduled, associated with your content at any time. They will be in the order they will be published.

Published messages will be shaded out and will be uneditable. You cannot delete messages within CoSchedule that have already been published.

Unpublished messages can be edited or deleted. Mouseover the message you wish to edit or delete. To edit, click the Pencil. If you would like to delete the message, click the "X."

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View what type of message by the icon on the left-side of the message.

  • Text Post
  • Image Post
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  • Link Post

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